The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organisations and is recognized internationally for the highest standards of learning and teaching. These classes are designed to motivate and encourage students of all ages and levels of ability through systematic measurement of progress and attainment. Students also have the option to study for and be presented for RAD Examinations or Class Awards at an additional cost.
By the end of the course students who were presented for the Graded Exam will:
- have achieved an award from the world’s largest ballet examination board
- gained qualifications that are fully accredited by the UK regulatory authorities
Pre-School (RAD) Ballet Classes: This class is designed to introduce ballet and movement basics to children from three to five years in a fun and relaxed way. These classes are inspired by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Pre-School Curriculum and adapted by our teacher. In each class the students will enact through movement, dance and facial expressions a story from a book or movie, for example Sleeping Beauty or The Lion King. Story books and props are used to enhance audial, visual and kinesthetic learning as well as imagination. These classes will help to develop confidence, rhythm, social, motor and performance skills.
Saturdays 10 am to 10.40 am, £5.00 per class, ages 3 to 5.
Pre-Primary Ballet Classes: The Pre-Primary syllabi develop students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. Set to engaging music, the gentle exercises teach the beginnings of the ballet technique in a creative and fun environment. A wide range of props are used to aid learning in all areas.
This class also offers the opportunity to participate in class awards.
Saturdays 10.40 am to 11.25 am, £5.25 per class, ages 5 to 6.
Grade 1 Ballet Classes: are for children aged 7+ and who want to learn more about ballet, develop their dance technique and meet other young people interested in dance. By studying RAD Ballet at this level, students will learn technical, musical and performance skills in ballet and related dance disciplines. These classes encourage students to enjoy ballet as a form of physical exercise, whilst also teaching timing, rhythm and musicality skills. Classes will focus on dance technique and performance skills, working towards optional examination and class awards.
Students can be entered for the Grade 1 Examination or Class Award. This is aligned at Level 1 of the RAD’s graded syllabus.
Saturdays 11.25 am to 12.25 pm, £6.00 per class, ages 7+.
Adult ballet Classes: This class has no gender or age limit. Ideal for those starting ballet for the first time or returning to ballet after some years . If you would like to have fun dancing and socializing, getting fit and supple while deepening your understanding of classical ballet technique, then this is the class for you. Exercises are set by the teacher, not following set graded syllabus work. Students are welcome and encouraged to take part in performances such as Showcases and Productions if they wish to do so. However, these are not compulsory.
Due to Covid-19 this is currently a virtual class via Zoom run as a combination of ballet and stretch exercises, adapted to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home.
Tuesdays 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm, £6.50 per class no age limit.